Our 5 Favourite Ways To Wear A T-Shirt

Our 5 Favourite Ways To Wear A T-Shirt

The origins of the humble T-shirt can be traced back to the 19th century when the US Navy issued slip-on garments without buttons. These garments eventually evolved into being used as a top layer of clothing worn by miners when working in hot environments. From here, the T-shirt became a workwear staple, worn by the military, miners, farm and ranch workers in the US.

However, it wasn’t until Marlon Brando’s appearance in the 1951 film ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, that the T-shirt became accepted as a fashionable outerwear item of clothing. Since then though, there has been no looking back and the T-shirt’s versatility has seen it worn for decades since, all over the world, and in many different situations. 

The humble T-shirt is now probably the most recognisable item of clothing across the globe, worn by people from all walks of life. It is this versatility which we love and here we present to you, our 5 favourite ways to wear a printed T-shirt…

Oversize and worn with a pair of gym shorts

With the sleeves rolled and the length long, an oversized T-shirt worn over a pair of short gym shorts can make you appear as though you have just rolled out of the gym – whether you have lifted any weights or not!

We like this look whether we are getting a sweat on from exercise or just as a change of clothes after getting a sweat on in the sauna. 

It’s the perfect laidback summer look, whether you are exercising or not.

With your favourite denim

Probably the most common way of wearing a T-shirt but still one of the best. Nothing can beat the feeling of pulling on a fresh T-shirt and wearing it with your favourite jeans. 

Whilst for a more vintage look, look to pair the softness of a well-worn and washed out T-shirt with the harshness of ripped jeans. 

Whether it’s a dark T-shirt with dark jeans or a fresh white T-shirt with lighter jeans, a T-shirt and jeans will always be a go-to outfit that just works.

Worn with a pair of chinos

For a smarter summer look, pair darker colour T-shirts such as those that are navy, blue and black with a crisp pair of chinos. For best results, we advise wearing lighter colour chinos such as those in a khaki, beige sand or tobacco colour.

This will provide a smarter look which sits on the side of casual without looking too laidback. 

Add a simple pair of white canvas shoes or a boat shoe to create an ideal look for summer picnics, barbecues and sunny walks in the park.

Worn with tracksuit bottoms

If you are looking for a laidback look for all seasons, a graphic T-shirt worn with a pair of tracksuit bottoms is the way to go. 

Hungover or not, this is an effortless style combination which doesn’t really require much thought and is usually just thrown on. However, it’s a look which has maximum impact, especially if the graphic on the t-shirt is funny or thought-provoking.

Tucked in

Whilst once a look which was only forced upon us by our parents, tucking your t-shirt in is now cool…yes, we said it!  

It’s a look which style stalwarts such as Virgil Abloh, ASAP Rocky and Chance The Rapper have all proven works. 

To wear your T-shirt tucked in though is not just a case of tucking it in – instead, you need to pay close attention to the T-shirt’s fit. Too long and there will be a lot of excess fabric which will bunch up and sag. Too short and you run the risk of the T-shirt constantly riding up and becoming untucked. Instead, you need to find the middle ground which allows you to tuck just enough material in. 

The trousers you wear with this look should also be a key consideration. Only certain types of trousers work with this look. To avoid looking like Simon Cowell 10 or so years ago, we say high waisted trousers and tucked in trousers are a no-no. Instead, we think choosing a smart, tailored trouser with a waistband which sits on your waist works best. For the perfect look, look to wear a trouser in a complimentary block colour.

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